Call for Abstracts: Undergraduate Research Symposium

Call for Abstracts: Undergraduate Research Symposium

2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research Symposium, December 2013
Undergraduate Research Symposium, December 2013

The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. invites students to present their work on ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the classical tradition, on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The symposium provides students the opportunity to interact with their peers and faculty at a national meeting.

Students should submit abstracts (250 words) vetted by their faculty mentor, along with the mentor’s contact information via the online application by Friday, February 14, 2014. The CHS will contact faculty mentors for recommendations following abstract submission. A committee of scholars will  review the abstracts and recommendations and select participants for the symposium.

Students’ final papers and videos of their presentations will be published in the online Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Journal. Because the articles begin and evolve in a digital medium, they can incorporate a wide variety of materials, including images, videos, links to other online resources, and other types of data.

Tentative Symposium Schedule

On Friday, April 11,  the CHS will host a reception at 5pm. From 6-7:30pm, participants will learn more about the online publication process for the Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research JournalDinner at the CHS will follow.

Saturday, April 12 will be a full day of presentations. Each student will have 20 minutes to present and discuss the paper with the audience. The CHS will provide all meals on Saturday.

On Sunday morning, the Fairfax Hotel will provide breakfast.

Travel and Accommodations

Participants are responsible for securing their own funding for travel and lodging expenses. The CHS can facilitate reservations for lodging at the Fairfax Hotel, located within a 5-minute walking distance of the Dupont Circle metro station and a 15-minute walk from the CHS. The rate for a double occupancy room is $109.50/night and for a single occupancy room it is $219.00/night. The CHS will assign students to double rooms, unless otherwise requested.

Participants should arrive by Friday afternoon and plan to stay Friday and Saturday nights. Participants are also welcome to arrive as early as Thursday if they wish to visit sights in Washington, DC on Friday.

If students and their faculty sponsors are unable to come to Washington, DC, the CHS will make arrangements for virtual participation.